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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Spider-Man: Far From Home,' 'Captain Marvel' and Vancouver movies

COURTESY: NORTHWEST FILM CENTER - Movies from the series 'Head Cleaner: Cult & Genre Oddities' show at Whitsell Auditorium in the next two months.Big screen

Last week, June 28

"Annabelle Comes Home"; "Yesterday"

This week, July 5

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" (Sony/Columbia), PG-13, 129 minutes

About — Following the events of "Avengers: Endgame," Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. Stars — Zendaya, Angourie Rice, Tom Holland, Jon Favreau. Director — Jon Watts.

"Midsommar" (A24), R, 140 minutes

About — A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled midsummer festival, and what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. Stars — Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren. Director — Ari Aster.

Next week, July 12

"Stuber"; "Crawl"; "The Farewell"; "The Art of Self-Defense"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com

Movies in the Park

Pre-movie entertainment (and free popcorn) at 6:30 p.m., movies at dusk at Portland parks, through Sept. 7:

Friday, July 5: "Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald," Brooklyn Park, S.E. Milwaukie Ave./Haig St.

Saturday, July 6: "Smurfs: The Lost Village," Floyd Light Park, S.E. 111th Ave./Alder St.

Sunday, July 7: "Ralph Breaks the Internet," Kenilworth Park, S.E. 32nd Ave./Holgate Blvd.

Home rentals

The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:

1. "Captain Marvel"

2. "The Upside"

3. "Isn't It Romantic"

4. "Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral"

5. "John Wick" (2014)

6. "John Wick: Chapter 2" (2017)

7. "Lego Movie 2: The Second Part"

8. "Aquaman"

9. "Wonder Park"

10. "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

Other recent favorites: "Cold Pursuit"; "A Star is Born"

Upcoming events

• Northwest Film Center's "Head Cleaner: Cult & Genre Oddities" is an ongoing series at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets: $8-$10, www.nwfilm.org. Movie times are 7 p.m. The lineup: "Demons," Monday, July 8; "Phantom of the Paradise," July 14; "UHF," July 21; "Black Sunday," Aug. 4; "Showgirls," Aug. 11; "American Movie," Aug. 18; "Society," Aug. 25; "Return to Oz," Sept. 1.

Also, "Peace of the City," a partnership with Northwest Film Center and NW Documentary, is another ongoing series, by Film Sprout founder Caitlin Boyle and Jill Schnitzer Edelson at Whitsell, emphasizing social-issue documentaries. Screen times also at 7 p.m. The lineup: "Thank You For Coming," Tuesday, July 9; "Bending the Arc," July 30; "The Cleaners," Aug. 13. Tickets: $8-$10, www.nwfilm.org.

• Portland has plenty of outdoor movies showing in the summer, and so does Vancouver, Wash. Movies are held at parks across Vancouver Fridays between July 12-Aug. 16. Movie times are 7 p.m. Movies such as "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," "Bumblebee" and "Captain Marvel" will be shown. For complete info: www.cityofvancouver.us/events.


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